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Why do some students find writing and spelling so difficult?

Posted on 29 September 2015

If a student can learn to read well, we expect that they will also be able to spell and write effectively. For many students, this...

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How should I talk to my baby?

Posted on 23 September 2015

Although your baby might not understand you yet, the way you speak to them in their first year can make a difference later on.

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New fMRI research using Fast ForWord programs with brain tumour survivors

Posted on 10 September 2015

A diagnosis of cancer in a child is frightening and overwhelming, but fortunately the cure rate of many childhood cancers is now very high,...

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2015 NAPLAN results: how to improve classroom achievement

Posted on 3 September 2015

The 2015 NAPLAN summary results have been released. Around 94% of Australian students are performing above the national minimum standard. If your child performed...

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Long term consequences of colds and ear infections in children

Posted on 30 July 2015

During the winter months, it’s common for children to pick up common colds and complain of ear aches. What many people don’t realise is that...

What the experts say: 4 new Autism research findings

Posted on 17 June 2015

Dr Martha Burns, Neuroscientist and Speech Pathologist, reveals 4 of the latest Autism research findings for 2015. These exciting findings highlight the excellent work that...

Why some students struggle with writing

Posted on 30 April 2015

Cognitive skills are the building blocks on which writing depends. Memory – we need to hold our plans in mind and simulaneously form each...

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10 questions to ask your child’s teacher this year

Posted on 26 March 2015

You’re well into the swing of the new school year, and your child has had some time to get to know their new teacher...

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Why the first two weeks of school are so important

Posted on 4 February 2015

The first two weeks of school are a time when students and teachers build relationships, set expectations for learning, and reinforce the routines for...

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Infographic: new research on how to become a good reader

Posted on 27 January 2015

New research shows that in order for a student to become a fluent reader, they need to read a large variety of texts (much...